The cost of visit-based community care based around a 24/7 hospice-at-home (HatH) service in the last 3 months of life was assessed. Thirty families completed a health and social carediary of at-home visits over twoweeks following contact with the HatH night service. Diaries captured 333 days of care provision, averaging 11 diary days per family, 708 health care professional and carer visits, lasting 604 hours at a cost of £20,192 ($24,946). Hat H care, integrated with community support, seems an economic proposition but highlights the complexities of assessing cost of end of life care.
- Community and Home Care
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health